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Presidents And Civil Liberties From Wilson To Obama

Author : Samuel Walker
ISBN : 9781107379244
Genre : Law
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This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of the worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.

Presidents Of War

Author : Michael Beschloss
ISBN : 9780804137010
Genre : History
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From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—both physically and emotionally—or were broken by them. Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before. Presidents of War combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race.

The 1980 Presidential Election

Author : Jeffrey D. Howison
ISBN : 9781136174100
Genre : History
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Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New Deal, Reagan had come to symbolize the union of three diverse forms of conservatism—anti-communism, social traditionalism, and libertarianism—that were increasingly intertwined under the banner of the Republican Party. The unlikely development of this new conservative coalition was based upon the larger impacts of the civil rights movement in reshaping the dynamics of the Democratic and Republican parties, the social "backlash" of the Nixon era, the emergence of the religious right, and the economic and political crises that directly set the stage for Reagan’s stunning victory. In five original, engaging chapters, The 1980 Presidential Election shows how Reagan’s journey to the White House was connected to the wider transformations of post-1945 American history. Supplemented by a fresh collection of primary documents—including previously unpublished transcripts of Reagan’s radio addresses of the late-1970s—this book is an ideal introduction to the origins and impact of the American conservative movement.

Presidents Secrets

Author : Mary Graham
ISBN : 9780300223743
Genre : History
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How presidents use secrecy to protect the nation, foster diplomacy, and gain power Ever since the nation's most important secret meeting--the Constitutional Convention--presidents have struggled to balance open, accountable government with necessary secrecy in military affairs and negotiations. For the first one hundred and twenty years, a culture of open government persisted, but new threats and technology have long since shattered the old bargains. Today, presidents neither protect vital information nor provide the open debate Americans expect. Mary Graham tracks the rise in governmental secrecy that began with surveillance and loyalty programs during Woodrow Wilson's administration, explores how it developed during the Cold War, and analyzes efforts to reform the secrecy apparatus and restore oversight in the 1970s. Chronicling the expansion of presidential secrecy in the Bush years, Graham explains what presidents and the American people can learn from earlier crises, why the attempts of Congress to rein in stealth activities don't work, and why presidents cannot hide actions that affect citizens' rights and values.

Gesetzgebung Und Kooperatives Regierungshandeln

Author : Thorsten Anderl
ISBN : 9783830512578
Genre : Deutschland - Gesetzgebungsverfahren - Sachverständigenausschuss - Politisches Handeln - Informelle Beziehung - Geschichte 1998-2005
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Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 9783104035826
Genre : Religion
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In diesem vorletzten Band der ›Homo-Sacer‹-Reihe untersucht der weltweit bekannte und renommierte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben den Bürgerkrieg als politisches Paradigma. Zwei zentrale Momente der Geistesgeschichte stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt: Im ersten Teil widmet er sich dem griechischen Begriff der »stasis«, der die Spaltung der polis in rivalisierende, gewalttätige Gruppen bezeichnet, während er im zweiten Teil eine furiose Interpretation von Hobbes' ›Leviathan‹ und dessen berühmtem Frontispiz vorlegt, und zwar aus theologischer Perspektive. Eine spannende und wichtige Diskussion eines Begriffs, der sich für das politische, philosophische und juridische Denken als zentral erweist.

Progressive Inklusion

Author : Anuscheh Farahat
ISBN : 9783642417856
Genre : Law
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Das Buch geht der Frage nach, wie sich transnationale Migrationspraxis auf die personalhoheitliche, die territoriale, die soziale und die politische Zuordnung von Migranten auswirkt. Dabei wird deutlich, das sich gegenwärtige Migrations- und Integrationsrecht durch zwei Prinzipien strukturieren lässt: Das Prinzip der progressiven Inklusion und das Prinzip der statischen Zuordnung. Letzterem zufolge ist die Staatsangehörigkeit das dominante Kriterium der Zuordnung und der Verteilung von Teilhaberechten an Migranten. Das Prinzip der progressiven Inklusion stellt hierzu ein Gegengewicht dar, indem es dem Grundsatz folgt, Migranten - unabhängig von Bemühungen um den Erwerb der Staatsangehörigkeit - durch die zügige Gewähr von Rechten zur gesellschaftlichen Teilhabe zu ermächtigen. Beide Prinzipien werden als Rechtsprinzipien im Völkerrecht nachgewiesen und ihre dogmatischen Konsequenzen anhand von ausgesuchten Problemkonstellationen dargestellt.

Rhetoric Public Affairs 18

Author : Martin J. Medhurst
ISBN : 1684300568
Genre : History
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IN THIS ISSUE Articles Kristan Poirot, "Gendered Geographies of Memory: Place, Violence, and Exigency at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute" Danielle Endres, "American Indian Permission for Mascots: Resistance or Complicity within Rhetorical Colonialism?" Robert C. Rowland, John M. Jones, "Redefining the Proper Role of Government: Ultimate Definition in Reagan's First Inaugural" Review Essay Ellen W. Gorsevski, "Letters, Laws, and New (In)Justice: The Rhetoric of Rights in Shaping Democracy" Book Reviews Paul Stob, William James and the Art of Popular Statement, Reviewed by Joseph Rhodes Bryan Crable, Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide, Reviewed by Andrew C. Hansen Jay P. Childers, The Evolving Citizen: American Youth and the Changing Norms of Democratic Engagement, Reviewed by Kristy Maddux Samuel Walker, Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians, Reviewed by Zoe Hess Carney Mark S. Ferrara, Barack Obama and the Rhetoric of Hope, Reviewed by Jason G. Williamson Burton I. Kaufman, The Post-Presidency from Washington to Clinton, Reviewed by Adam J. Gaffey Philip Dalton and Eric Kramer, Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication, Reviewed by Ilon Lauer Amos Kiewe, Confronting Anti-Semitism: Seeking an End to Hateful Rhetoric, Reviewed by David Moscowitz Karma R. Chávez, Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities, Reviewed by Kirstin Wagner Anne Marie Todd, Communicating Environmental Patriotism: A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement, Reviewed by James Coleman McGuffey Jay Timothy Dolmage, Disability Rhetoric, Reviewed by R. Kyle Kellam Robert B. Hackey, Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Healthcare Debate, Reviewed by Nathan Stormer Tasha Dubriwny, The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women's Health, Reviewed by Bridget Sutherland

Kaltbl Tig

Author : Truman Capote
ISBN : 9783036992341
Genre : Fiction
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Die Tochter Der Ketzerin

Author : Kathleen Kent
ISBN : 9783641024598
Genre : Fiction
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Massachusetts, 1692. Als Martha Carrier mit Mann und Kindern in das puritanische Dorf Andover zieht, empfangen sie die neuen Nachbarn voller Argwohn. Marthas selbstbewusstes Auftreten ist ihnen ein Dorn im Auge. Und als ihr Sohn Andrew an den Pocken erkrankt, geht schnell das Gerücht um, die Carriers hätten die Krankheit über das Dorf gebracht. Mit Beginn der ersten Hexenprozesse im nahe gelegenen Salem gerät Martha immer mehr in den Strudel falscher Anschuldigungen der eingeschworenen Gemeinde – und eine grausame Hexenjagd beginnt ... • Ein großartiger historischer Roman über die schonungslose Hexenjagd von Salem • Die Autorin ist selbst Nachfahrin eines Opfers der berüchtigten Salem Witch trials • Noch nie wurde so mitreißend, atmosphärisch und spannend über Hexenverfolgung geschrieben

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